The film follows the employees of an accounting firm at a very grey office party, where everyone ends up wearing VR headsets to escape their mind-numbing environment. Cutting between the IRL party and the fantastical alternate realities, the video is not only a hilariously cynical look at VR technology but a brilliant outlet for Jack’s surreal 3D animated character design. Starting out fairly innocent, Greg and Jack’s dark humour comes to the fore when the video takes a gruesome turn at the end. The idea of the film was to poke fun at the wild and bizarre use of VR that seems to be creeping into the industry,” says Jack. “There are so many VR gadgets and games that often don’t work properly and produce the kind of nightmares you see in our video. The song presented a blank canvas as there are no lyrics, so we got to push the boat out for the video.
Band: Red Axes
Record Label: Permanent Vacation
Director: Greg Barth
Character Design: Jack Sachs
Animators: Jack Sachs, Gustaf Lindstrom, Felip Docolomansky, Simone Gilhardotti, Raphael Huot, Sarah Nielsen, Patrick Hearn, Nick Turner.
Art Collective & Innovation Lab: Phenomena Labs
Technical Supervisor: Ronen Tanchum
Technical Director: Ben Benhorin
Producer on location: Avi Banon, Ronen Tanchum
Camera B: Damien Dufresne
Art: Tom Melnick, Tal Baltuch
Art assistant: Gal Melnick
Thanks: Or Fliesher
1st AD: Tom Uziel
Styling: Maya Lebovich
Edit: James Rosen @ Final Cut
Sound Mix: Fred Pearson @ Final Cut
Thanks to: Utopia Studios, Light Box Studios, GoEco
Actors: Yoni Tal, Shahaf Shriki, Ran Tenenbaum, Abrao Levin, Maor Bogin, Daniella Kaplan, Ron Sadovnik, Nimrod Rotem, Gabi Tsirlin, Eylon Yoeli, Asaf Samuel, Evyatar Sagie, Ronen's Mum, Israel Tsirlin.